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See Tate Modern with an Art Historian

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 121 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Julia

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get fresh, first-hand insights about modern art

It is not uncommon to feel both intrigued and confused by a piece of contemporary art. Allow me to guide you through the galleries of Tate Modern on a curious inquiry into what we see, and hopefully, during the 90 minutes that we spend together, you will acquire the skills of looking, seeing and talking about art.

What we see in art is always influenced by a whole host of assumptions. When we see a piece of art, we are not just looking; we are reading the language of images, be it Monet’s Waterlilies or a feminist sculpture. Instead of lecturing you using a list of dry biographical facts, I would like to encourage you to trust your own eyes and instincts and think of art in front of you in a more personal way.

How did abstract art come about? Does the gender of the artists matter? What is the place of women in art making? Are there any differences in the approach to art making between male and females artists? What happened to sculpture in the 20th century? Is photography art? Who decided what is art and what isn’t and can art change the world? Do we have to like what we see in order to understand it and vice-versa? We will talk in-depth about all of these questions.

To ensure the smooth running of this experience, both the host and the guests are obliges to wear a face mask and encouraged to use the hand sanitiser provided by the gallery.
Get fresh, first-hand insights about modern art

It is not uncommon to feel both intrigued and confused by a piece of contemporary art. Allow me to guide you through the galleries of Tate Modern on a curious inquiry into what we see, and hopefully, during the 90 minutes that we spend together, you will acquire the skills of looking, seeing and talking about art.

What we see in art is always influenced by a whole host of assumptions. When we see a piece of art, we are not just looking; we are reading the language of images, be it Monet’s Waterlilies or a feminist sculpture. Instead of lecturing you us…

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Meet your host, Julia

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 121 Reviews
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Hi, my name is Julia; I am an art historian, freelance researcher and a founder of www.nejasartwalks.com, a bespoke provider of art and history related experiences in London (IG @nejasartwalks). I previously worked as a Collection Research Assistant at the Tate and I am now hosting one of the most successful Art Experiences in London.

I love sharing my passion for art and I spend most of my free time visiting exhibitions, reading and discussing art.

At Tate Modern, we will look at some fabulous art from a fresh angle and try to experience it on a more personal level, without any preconceived ideas. Ask questions! Get excited! Let's talk about art in a way where no answer is too big, or too small, or too right, or too wrong!

All ages are welcome, no specific knowledge of art is required, and the Experience is easily tailored.
Hi, my name is Julia; I am an art historian, freelance researcher and a founder of www.nejasartwalks.com, a bespoke provider of art and history related experiences in London (IG @nejasartwalks). I previously worked as a Collection Research Assistant at the Tate and I am now hosting one of the most successful Art Experiences in London.

I love sharing my passion for art and I spend most of my free time visiting exhibitions, reading and discussing art.

At Tate Modern, we will…
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Where you'll be

Housed in the building of a former power station, Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It ranks first in the list of London’s Top 10 attractions and fifth globally, hosting 6 million visitors a year.
The gallery’s open viewing terrace boasts awe-inspiring 360ᵒ views of the London skyline from high above the River Thames and is among the finest panoramic spots in the city, and it’s free to visit!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 121 reviews.

Carla
February 2020
Julia really make me enjoy the visit and understand contemporary art at my own level. Also as she knew I'm from México and she took me to explain a piece from a mexican artist what really make me connect. I would defenitly repeat and recommed this experience.
Julia really make me enjoy the visit and understand contemporary art at my own level. Also as she knew I'm from México and she took me to explain a piece from a mexican artist what…
Natalia
January 2020
I'm not an art expert at all. Julia gave me some useful tips on how to look at artworks and showed some peices that would have never captured my attention if I had visited Tate on my own.
Sandee
December 2019
Julia shared knowledge and insight into works of art I would have otherwise glossed over. She’s an enthusiastic expert of art at the Tate. This experience is highly recommended.
Mark
December 2019
Julia is a real subject matter expert. She really opened my eyes to modern art, leaving me a much broader understanding of artistic purpose and meaning. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Ola
December 2019
Conceptual and contemporary art is not so easy to comprehend on your own if you are not immersed in the art world. Our experience with Julia was a wonderful one. She walked us through the history of Tate, how abstract, modern, contemporary art started, how to be able to look at paintings and art pieces from interesting perspective. She’s very friendly and met us on time. If you are looking to experience the Tate, We definitely recommend you go with Julia. 👍🏻
Conceptual and contemporary art is not so easy to comprehend on your own if you are not immersed in the art world. Our experience with Julia was a wonderful one. She walked us thro…
Vanessa
November 2019
Great tour and discussion of certain pieces of art. She made us use our senses more, and she explained things in plain English, not lofty high-browed language, and she’s very opinionated. This is a great way to better appreciate the Tate Modern and modern art in general.
Great tour and discussion of certain pieces of art. She made us use our senses more, and she explained things in plain English, not lofty high-browed language, and she’s very opini…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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What to bring

face mask

hand sanitiser